A view of hole #17 at Orange County National - Panther Lake Course
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4.5
1999 Reviews (1999)
5 Stars
1287
4 Stars
530
3 Stars
107
2 Stars
43
1 Stars
32
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.3
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.2
92.7%
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1864 out of 1999 reviews
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4.7
99 Reviews (99)
5 Stars
70
4 Stars
25
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.4
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.6
97.0%
Recommend this course
96 out of 99 reviews
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4.5
233 Reviews (233)
5 Stars
144
4 Stars
68
3 Stars
13
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.2
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.5
94.0%
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219 out of 233 reviews
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Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7350 yards
Slope 139
Rating 76.0
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Panther Lake: Orange County National
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Course Details

Year Built 1997
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Champion Ultra Dwarf Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Lodging

Lodging Available

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Meeting Facilities, Locker Rooms

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Florida (2014 #13)

Reviews

4.5
1999 Reviews (1999)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 55
Brunch 26
Watching the Game 23
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 93
Water Hazards 89
Undulating Greens 80
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 87
Playing Multiple Courses 75
Locals 66
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 90
Near Local Attractions 39
Convenient to the City 36

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Played On
Reviews 20
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course. The front side was a little less maintained. Fairways felt like they could've been mowed. Back 9 was in good shape. Excellent pace of play. However, the restaurant and pro shop was closed when I finished my round. Wanted to grab a drink and maybe a bite to eat but wasn't able to.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 35
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens holds course back 5-star rating

Alot on money thrown into course upgrades and maintenance since LIV laid a lot money on ownership. They have been trying to repair greens. Still a work in process. Rest of course best shape it’s been in years

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great course but slow greens

Course was in great overall condition but the greens were very slow.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Excellent Course

The Pace of play is always really slow in Florida although it was slow for my standards it was better than most places in Florida this time of year. The course is i great shape.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Great course and condition

Thoroughly enjoyed Panther Lake course and layout. Good condition. Even with top dressing the greens rolled true.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Great course!

Course was in excellent condition and a delight to play

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Highly recommend!

Outstanding experience. Great layout and condition. Even with top dressing the greens rolled true. Need to come back to play Crooked Cat next time!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Superb Course

Tricky course in great condition. Good pace of play - no hold ups
Well worth the trip

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great course

Superb course in excellent condition.
Challenging
The best course we have played in the Orlando area

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great course, slow pace

Course is in prime condition and layout was challenging without being extreme. Only issue is we finished just 15 holes after 4 hours of play due to slow pace. Need a ranger out there to speed things up.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Decent course in Orlando area

Last play was in last summer. Came back during the winter time. The green much nicer. With value and condition worth better than other places.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Course Conditions Great Overall -- Greens Much Slower Than Expected

This was my second time playing Panther Lake in January 2024. On both occasions, the course was in fantastic shape from tee to green, however, the greens were far slower than they appeared. I paid a $120 Orange County Resident Rate and had to show the pro shop the "Tee Times Notes" on the bottom of the GolfNow Reservation Confirmation page for them to honor (and/or have any idea it existed) the 2-for-1 range ball deal. I went with the large bucket of range balls so all of 4 of us could split them--in all, it came out to $140. While the course conditions definitely deserve a slight bump in the rates, at the end of the day $119 for an Orange County Resident Rate is pretty steep for a public course--even if it is home to the "world's largest driving range."

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 01/31/2024

Thanks so much for your wonderful review, bmon15. We are thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your time with us. Please visit again soon. Thanks for choosing Panther Lake at Orange County National!

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Panther Lake course.

Really good layout and very well maintained course. Great round assured for all levels. Course ranger did a super job keeping pace up. Clubhouse friendly and pro-shop reasonably well stocked. Thoroughly enjoyable 18 holes..

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 01/30/2024

Thanks so much for your wonderful review, 9UPHJ2xaArqiMV6x4Xdv. We are thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your time with us. Please visit again soon. Thanks for choosing Panther Lake at Orange County National!

Played On
Reviews 35
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful Day, Beautiful Course

Course much lush than at any time I remember.
Traps, tees, fairways and even the rough we’re very playable. But the greens were bumpy, slow and not close to true.
Regardless, love playing the course and they even introduced rangers which I’m for. Round took just over 4 hours on a crowded Saturday.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 01/29/2024

Thanks so much for your wonderful review, bz6wt6. We are thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your time with us. Please visit again soon. Thanks for choosing Panther Lake at Orange County National!

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great layout. Picturesque holes. Well maintained. 6430 yards from men’s tees so a couple par fours over 400. Greens were much slower than other courses played.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 01/29/2024

Thanks so much for your wonderful review, charlienagy. We are thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your time with us. Please visit again soon. Thanks for choosing Panther Lake at Orange County National!

Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

A MUST visit track!!

WOW!! The previous reviews were nice but didn't truly give this course the justice it deserved. Outstanding layout with pace of play at 4hrs. I was a single player in-between two foursomes. With that said, I really didn't have to wait that long (which was kind of surprising). Given the time of year I expected some marginal playing conditions on the course; however, the course was absolutely BEAUTIFUL. All of the bunkers were in excellent condition (which questions whether anybody was ever in them). The pro shop has ample space to accommodate plenty of guests. Plenty of parking and the driving range facility is extremely large. I played Crooked Cat the next day; however, believe Panther Lake is the better of the two tracks. Highly recommend.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 01/29/2024

Thanks so much for your wonderful review, DLHulten. We are thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your time with us. Please visit again soon. Thanks for choosing Panther Lake at Orange County National!

Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Very nice course in good condition

Liked the layout of the course and it was in good condition. The day I played it was a PGA Demo so it was a bit hectic getting to the course. The staff was ok, not the most helpful outside by the carts. Good inside the Pro Shop. Is the course worth the high greens fee? Debatable on that one... however the overall condition and layout was good. Would play it again.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 01/29/2024

Thanks so much for your wonderful review, mem30075. We are thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your time with us. Please visit again soon. Thanks for choosing Panther Lake at Orange County National!

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